What happens when a Church decides to take social media and internet technology seriously?
About a year ago, Community Bible Church (CBC) in San Antonio, TX decided that they would reach out and touch people in a whole new way.
In an interview with Vanderbloemen Search Group, CBC’s Social Media Pastor explains what a CBC online service looks like:
It is our online service where we broadcast 1-2 Worship songs along with the weekly message. We also have live chat that people can log into through their Facebook accounts. We currently have 4 channels and we just recently launched a Spanish channel that has allowed us become much more effective in the South and Central America. We also broadcast our music online 24-7, in a coffee shop style space that allows people to log on and chat as well as listen to the great CBC music.
Hat’s-off to Community Bible Church for taking social media and internet technology seriously and using it to further God’s Kingdom.
So, what advice does CBC’s Social Media Pastor give Churches that are thinking about creating a social media or online presence?
Take the step and start somewhere, start with a Facebook page or Ustream.com. Initially utilize the free online resources. Once we started our Facebook page, our fellow staff members got on and really promoted it and it really grew and took off. It wasn’t a perfect ting at first, but we have molded it and perfected it along the way. You don’t want to put a poor product, but sometimes you can refine and polish things so much that they never get released, there is the need for some experimenting initially.
It’s time to get started!
How does your Church use Facebook? Are they on Facebook?
Should you create a Church Twitter Team? Is your Church even on Twitter?
What about your Church website? Has it gone dormant?
Should your Church increase its online presence?